M A R T I N    B L U M E

drums, percussion, composition

Born 1956 in Arnsberg/Westfalen. Has worked since 1983 as a performer and composer with several musicians and in different musical situations, both as a collaborator and in leading his own groups including musicians like Peter Brötzmann, Peter Kowald, Helmut Joe Sachse, Luc Houtkamp, Johannes Bauer, Conny Bauer, Marcio Mattos, Jay Oliver, Phil Minton, Lol Coxhill, John Butcher, Mario Schiano, Georg Graewe, Frank Gratkowski, Dieter Manderscheid, Hans Schneider, Wolfgang Fuchs, John Edwards, Werner Lüdi, John Russell, Chris Burn, Roger Turner, Joëlle Leandré, Axel Doerner, Horst Grabosch, Melvyn Poore, Earl Howard, Richard Teitelbaum, Jim Denley, Alfred Zimmerlin, Dorothea Schürch, Phil Wachsmann , Mats Gustafsson, Xu Feng Xia, Thomas Lehn, Fred van Hove, Wilbert de Joode, Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler, Cor Fuhler a.m.o.
Toured in Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, England, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, USA, Canada and Australia and performed at Festivals like:

Ruhr-Jazz Festival Bochum (D) 1990-1996
Jazz-Haus Festival Köln (D) 1991
Open Systems Essen / Bochum (D)1997/2002
NOM-Festival Moers (D) 1990
Nickelsdorfer Konfrontationen (AT) 1993/1999/2001/2006/2008/2011/ 2014/2016
Jazz Summer Bolzano (I) 1994
AnKlänge Ansbach (D) 1995
European Jazz Night Füssen (D) 1996
Summer Jazz Fiets Tour Groningen (NL) 1996/2000
Illinger Burgfest für Neue Musik (D)1996
International Jazz Festival Vancouver (CA) 1996/2000
Les Nuits Black Quebec (CA) 1996
Jazz Herbst Konstanz (D)1996/1998
Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon (AT) 1997
Musique Action Vandoevre-Les-Nancy (F) 1997/1999/2002/2006
Densités Verdun (F) 1999
What is Music? Festival Sydney, Melbourne (AU) 2000
Free Music Antwerpe (B) 2000
Jazz à Mulhouse 2000/2003/2004 (F)
Taktlos Basel / Zürich (CH) 2001
Bolzano Jazz & Other (I) 2001
Fonoteca Files Lissabon (PT) 2001
Jazzfestival Glauchau (D) 2002
Controindicatione Rome (I) 2002
Line Space Line Festival Los Angeles (USA) 2003
Empty Bottle Festival Chicago (USA) 2003
Le Gipfel du Jazz Freiburg (D) 2003
Jazzherbst Dachau (D) 2003
In Front Festval Aachen (D) 2004
Novembermusic Den Bosch / Gent (NL, B) 2004
Colourscapes Music Festival London (GB) 2006
Moers Festival (D) 2007
Jazz Cerkno (SL) 2008/2012
Sétatér Festival Pécs (HU) 2008
Jazz d`Or Festivals Strasbourg (F) 2008
Artacks St. Johann (A) 2004/ 2009
Festival "Unlimited" Wels/A 2009
Nozart / Cologne (D) 2010
Freedom of the City Festival London (GB) 2011
Ujbuda Jazz Fest Budapest (HU) 2011
Ring Ring Festival Belgrade(SRB) 2012
A l`Arme Festival Berlin (D) 2012
Ini-Art Festival Saarbruecken (D) 2013, 2016
Zwei Tage Zeit Zürich (CH) 2014
Fred van Hove at 80 - Celebrating Free Music and Minds/ Antwerpen (B) 2017